Retroid
Release date: Sep 08, 2016
Author: ProjectXVIII
Download: Version 1.01 [UH] (1337 downloads)
Genre: Unknown [?]
Game: SM
Difficulty: Unknown [?]
Average runtime: 1:16
Average collection: 34%
Read Me: [None]
Forum Thread: Release Thread
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
Description
It’s Retroid. Play NEStroid on Super Metroid without annoying physics and controls and whatnot.
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Ratings and Reviews
By Aran;Jaeger on Dec 31, 2019 (Star Star Star Star Star )
35% in 1:16
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Quick Summary of the meaning of my SM hack ratings:
5 orbs: SM hacks within the 80% to 100% (90% ± 10%) range of perceived perfection; SM hacks for outstanding wholesome playing experiences and at most minor inconveniences.
4 orbs: SM hacks within the 60% to 80% (70% ± 10%) range of perceived perfection; Well done SM hacks with noticeable design problems.
3 orbs: SM hacks within the 40% to 60% (50% ± 10%) range of perceived perfection; Normal decent average SM hacks.
2 orbs: SM hacks within the 20% to 40% (30% ± 10%) range of perceived perfection; Overall messy, confusing, or punishing SM hacks with some upsides.
1 orb : SM hacks within the 00% to 20% (10% ± 10%) range of perceived perfection; Ruthlessly unplayable, broken, or barely from the original game changed SM hacks.

Judgement parameters summary:
° Creative ideas and features, polished design, how enjoyable and fun the hack can be, lack of hard to find or cryptic required game elements, the difficulty, and if the hack can be finished without major guides or tools.
° Note that the length of a SM hack will not necessarily contribute to my rating of the SM hack, since instead the averaged out experience over the whole hack will be taken into account to get a relative comparison between SM hacks.
° Besides this, lack of impactful changes from the original SM game also went into the evaluation of SM hacks (otherwise one may consider them among the 3 stars hacks) as follows: Ultimately, for my ratings I consider a situation in which an SM enthusiast that already has, knows about and is familiar with the original game and its prominent mechanics could only choose 1 new SM hack to play and thus would really want to make sure he/she will get a fresh and fantastic experience or journey out of his/her 1 choice.

The goal of all these SM hack ratings is so that rather new players have an overview of the whole spectrum of SM hacks and how to sort them in, in relation to each other, where SM hacks that are rated lower might still be enjoyable for more experienced players.

Finally, sometimes for SM hacks it can be relevant that they may be significantly more enjoyable from a player standpoint at which the player is well practiced and familiarized with Super Metroid's game mechanics in general, and that in particular some of the best SM hacks may not be the outright best first SM hack choices to play otherwise because of this, and for beginner SM hack players this typically steers the best first SM hack choices towards some of the SM hacks that I rated with 4 orbs instead of 5.

Rating for some hacks may be off by 1 Star, but arguably not more, and ratings are not attempted to be provided within the precision of ''half orbs''.
By Metroid Violinist on May 02, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
32% in 1:08
A great remake of the first game, got stuck underneath the Tourian bridge even after beating both bosses, but nevertheless it was great.

I loved that it included the original "save" system NEStroid had.
By Sapphron on Jul 25, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
33% in 0:58
Not very faithful to NEStroid, sadly.
It keeps most of the basic room design but it's VERY linear unless you bomb jump everywhere which...would kinda suck.
Ridley is SM Ridley and Kraid is NEStroid Kraid, Botwoon and BT are thrown in there for some spice. Item progression isn't the same as usual. Some extra shortcuts and some rooms were cut out (I think). If you wanna play NEStroid in SM, this is the closest we'll get for a very long time.
By Fercho on Aug 03, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
35% in 1:26
Es muy parecido al Metroid original con unos cambios pequeños, realmente lo único que le baja un poco la calidad es que no mantuvieron varios aspectos de Super Metroid y sí, entiendo que el wall jump le da demasiada libertad al jugador pero no veo un buen motivo para quitar la habilidad de correr. Aún así lo recomiendo es muy bueno 8.5 de 10.
By Kremit44 on Nov 28, 2020 (Star Star Star Star Star )
34% in 1:34
It's very well done and it stays rather faithful but with a couple twists. There's some minor gripes to be had but overall it was a great experience. Some platforming felt cramped, a Kraid statue is used instead of a Ridley one in a couple places, the old ice beam location is annoying, the ending should be tweaked, and there was a couple graphical issues, and the Crateria map reset on me after going to Kraid. These were all very minor issues all in all for a hack that was very well done. A 5 is a little generous but there's no option for a 4.5 and I feel this hack is underrated.
By albert v. on Jun 11, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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Beautiful!
By Kriken Empire on Oct 07, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
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It's a fun way to replay NEStroid (or play it at all), and I liked some of the new additions to the game, but I had some gripes. The statue in Norfair that only opens up after you kill Ridley...looks like Kraid. It took me too long to figure out what was going on. I also think this hack lost its identity. Half of it is a faithful recreation but in Super Metroid, and the other half is Super Metroid but haphazardly based on NEStroid. So for example, the Kraid fight is a clever retool of mini-Kraid done in a way where it feels like all his mechanics from the original are in the battle, but Ridley is just Ridley, and because there's no gravity or plasma, he's way too hard. That'd be fine on its own, but Ridley isn't that hard in NEStroid so it feels like he was just lazily slapped into a room. He doesn't even function properly in the new room. The game at times is made harder to compensate for the fact that it's in SM, but that kind of defeats the purpose of putting NEStroid in SM for people to have a better experience. It's a mess. It is fairly short so it's not a deal breaker, but given it's already working off of NEStroid's design, I'm more critical with my nitpicks.
By SpookerK on Nov 19, 2021 (Star Star Star Star Star )
32% in 1:16
The previous review puts it best for me, it was fun but I was annoyed by some differences. 3.5

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